Array
Lifestyle

How Heart Evangelista Got A P3,000 Marble Table

The actress and artist shares an interesting story how she acquired the piece

Shares
Photography: @iamhearte on Instagram

Just like us, Heart Evangelista is mad about furniture. To her, hunting for the perfect furniture piece is like a "never-ending adventure." "That's why I never really advise people—like when they get their house done... it's expensive to buy all the furniture all at once. It's really a journey. You create memories and you curate what's in your house... there's a story for each piece," she shares with Pep.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).

The chat with Heart happened after an event showing Rebisco's Special Edition Designer Cans last November 6, at Wack Wack Golf & Country Club.

The GMA-7 actress-host said she has always been on the lookout for good furniture at auction houses. "If there's an auction house like Harringtons Lifestyle or Casa de Memoria, I'm always there looking for carpets or what," she revealed.

"A lot of people are actually very intimidated with auction houses because they feel like it’s expensive, but really, it’s not. It starts really low and it doesn't go really high." Another way of economizing is to take advantage of people selling their furniture. Heart said, "Whenever I find out that there's a hotel closing down or somebody's selling their house, I'm always there."

In fact, one of Heart's favorite furniture at home is a second-hand marble round table stand that holds her blue jar collection. "I'm not sure if you see that. That was actually the round table from InterCon [InterContinental Manila] when it closed down. They sold some of their furniture, and I was able to buy that for—you will not believe it—less than PHP3,000."

Heart has fond memories of the five-star hotel in Makati that closed in 2015. She specifically remembered eating at the hotel's Cafe Jeepney restaurant.

"When I was young, I used to eat a lot at the Jeepney restaurant in InterCon, and I used to see the table there all the time. Now that it's in my home, I think it's a conversational piece."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

 

This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Realliving.com.ph editors.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

6 Beautiful Condos in Tagaytay

These stunning developments prove that Tagaytay is no longer just a vacation spot

The Trailer for Marie Kondo’s Show is Finally Here

We're ready to binge-watch!

12 Creative Themes for Your Child’s Bedroom

Step things up a notch and give your kids a truly stimulating space

A Tropical-Scandinavian Look for a Couple’s 55sqm Condo

Interior designer Nikki Audine brought the feel of the outdoors in with a striking wallpaper, calming colors, and well-thought-out nooks the owners will enjoy

5 Antipolo Communities That Will Make You Feel At Home

These neighborhoods provide a restful lifestyle while still allowing you to stay close to the city

6 Reasons Why Southerners Love BF Homes

Get an inside scoop on what it's really like to live in the biggest subdivision in the Philippines

Julia Barretto Shares An Update on Her Home

Work is almost done on the multi-storey property

9 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make

Proper research and taking note of your finances can help you make the most of this milestone

10 Interesting Pedestrian Walkways in Metro Manila

Some feature murals and captivating colors

You Can Use These Household Items To Kill Cockroaches

Stay on top of your roach problem with the help of these items you probably already have at home

Feng Shui Tips for Choosing Your Front Door Color

The right hue can help you make a statement and bring good vibes into your home

You Can Use This Kitchen Staple When Organizing Christmas Decor

Here's why you should think twice before chucking this kitchen item to the trash
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!